There is nothing new in the story.
And the arguments for that are
more like FUD repeating known facts with some inappropriate statistics.
I am far away to defend FAA‘s and SW‘s behavior, but this kind of political influenced statements is for sure not helpful for aviation safety.
VSMUT wrote:CX747 wrote:Will we see the A32X family finally get its first real shot?
Yes. I believe the first is already undergoing conversion. IMHO, the A321P2F programs will have the greatest impact.
Is it possible, they have taken the small door in the back out of the fuselage and have it build in again in the L1 position? A door is expensive, just to use another door not any more needed from the same plane will be much cheaper. It is a win win, by taking out of the door in the back and replac...Jump to post
Cool. One question though: Why does it have a German registration? I know that there is a company in Dresden who do P2F conversions but I doubt that they have a second base in Singapore. EFW - Elbe Flugzeug Werft Dresden is partly owned by ST Aerospace Singapore(55%) and Airbus. The program seems t...Jump to post
I'm surprised they don't go 3-4-3 in Economy for shorthaul use. Not sure they can do so and stay within the 440-seat Exit Limit as the new configuration is 391. Indeed, if you check p.11-12 of the TCDS the maximum for D2-D3 is 180 or with A+ 190. So for 20 rows there you are limited with 9 abreast....Jump to post
A piilot/crew declaring an emergency is a big deal. They are not going to do that for any reason. My point is what was the original cause of the accident? Time will tell whether the airline is negligent or if it was force majure. Would any pilot NOT declare an emergency with a compressor stall? Rea...Jump to post
Summaries for 2019: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49386100852_c6bb57d4bd_n.jpg Obviously Boeing's numbers were massively impacted by the MAX grounding. Of note - a record number of deliveries for Airbus (8% up on 2018) and their 17th consecutive year of production increase. I'm well impressed...Jump to post
Again, at 23.5t payload there is nothing left till MTOW to fill a 3rd ACT with fuel. As the ACT has also some empty weight the range of such LR would be slightly shorter than a standard NEO with 2 ACTs. It is quite funny that you are talking ACAPS without looking on it, which is exactly showing that...Jump to post
I was wondering, what would the A321LR's range be if it were configured to carry 232 passengers? Presumably quite a bit lower than the 4100nmi figure Airbus gives. Would it be around 3500nmi or? It is not an LR in that configuration. Why would you put an extra ACT on the Aircraft when you could not...Jump to post
Does Mobile has a maximum possible capacity of 8 or 10 a month? And how high does this boost total A32X family production per month this year? The current A320 family final assembly line in Mobile is designed for a maximum of 8 frames a month. Airbus wanted to ramp to 60 a month last year and 63 a ...Jump to post
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... he-us.html
Rate for Mobile will be increased from 5 to 7 per month until 2021. With the 4 A220 per month Mobile will build more than 130 aircraft per year.
Airbus A320 -211 78 D-AIPE Lufthansa ferried 07jan20 MUC-LETL, for part-out &scrap ex F-WWIU
MSN 78, D-AIPE is on its last flight.
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Revelation wrote:Waterbomber2 wrote:Or perhaps just for EOL detailing to milk every cent from AF before sending it to storage.
I feel someone will be posting an "AF's dirty planes" joke some time soon.
This is the first of the AF A380s to go? Also, anyone got a retirement schedule for the AF birds? Yes it is. On January 02, she has been flown to Dresden and returned to Dr. Peters. Source: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/air-france-hat-ersten-airbus-a380-ausgemustert?fbclid=IwAR14jkQ9K8stMYYbIOSALAY...Jump to post
I would wait for the audited figures - often there are contractual deliveries that are not flown away. So there is a chance that it will be slightly higher. These deliveries should have at least a CAF. And by start point of the flight (DCs in TLS or XFW) and by the flight profile I can tell you if ...Jump to post
Just curious where you saw that? I couldn’t find anything showing it was delivered. It was shown as scheduled when I originally saw it and then it didn't show up later on in the day when I checked. Not sure what happened Interesting. The FAA Database makes it look like it’s delivered and using an a...Jump to post
P1aneMad wrote:Kindanew wrote:Four of Qatar's freshly delivered 787-9's are flying back to Victorville from Doha.
Why on earth would they do that?
What happens to next year's deliveries is largely dependent on the two engine manufacturers increasing deliveries. The whole year was driven by manufacturing issues in the XFW FAL. There were no stored gliders, but many frames stored for months with engines. There were ceos, neo, ACFs and non ACFs ...Jump to post
Do SQ actually have a A350R? Here in Wellington we see tge A350 which has replaced the old 772R aircraft. Christchurch also get the A350 that replaced the SQ 772ER. We both see the sane A350's which offer the Long Haul product of Business, Premium Economy and Economy. To date we seen virtually ever...Jump to post
Noticed a HA A321NEO on approach to SEA this afternoon. According to flightradar24 it was a flight scheduled from PAE-HNL. The route appeared to fly around Puget Sound before landing at SEA. Anyone know why it didn't fly PAE-HNL? Thanks! Merry Christmas. On 24th there was a flight from PAE to HNL b...Jump to post
SX-NEO photographed in ATH today: http://www.facebook.com/AeronewsGlobal/posts/2639295306146553 Unsharp, far away and the tail still covered, not really worth to be posted here. Maybe the photographer couldn't snap better pics, otherwise he would have done this. If you've found better photos taken ...Jump to post
upintheair2019 wrote:SX-NEO photographed in ATH today: http://www.facebook.com/AeronewsGlobal/ ... 5306146553
Terrier79 wrote:sciing wrote:Looks more like heading (diverting?) to Singapore.
After getting a new cabin in DRS (Dresden, Germany) Qantas' VH-OQH is on the way back to Sidney, directly! I wonder if this is the longest non stop (ferry) flight of an A380 ever? The start was deep in the night so I could not follow it, but it must have been impressive using full length of the runw...Jump to post
I'd love to see if NH is making money flying A380s with tourists between Japan and Hawaii, it would be a minor miracle if they are. There are 10 flights between NRT and HNL, all at the evening. JL is sending 4 aircraft at almost the same time, even NH has a 2nd one with a 77W. So I guess there is h...Jump to post
P1aneMad wrote:I think the comparison should be between P&W's PW1000G and CFM's LEAP.
that is why I am asking how many NEOs equipped with the latter engine 6E operates.
Also, is this the first time that wings being tested at ultimate load (1.5 times the limit load) has resulted in the rupture of the fuselage instead of the wings themselves? This is not the wing load test you are thinking of. Which test am I thinking of then? The test wing of the 777-200 failed at ...Jump to post
So there was a failure 3x at what is ever expected in the most extreme real life situation ever. Why is this stuff news? Because the failure was catastrophic and not just door blowing off? Respect, you see on that picture the origin of the defect? From where do you know where it started. The disint...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:Is there a site where i can look up A320NEO deliveries so far this year?
aircountry wrote:Is that Emirates A380 A6-EVG the first plane to get RR engines instead GP7000? Here is the picture with RR engines
So the expected A350 order is now firmed. That is good, this is half a year of A350 production. Is the A380 order now cancelled? The A350 order is part of the swap from the A380,order. An now news from the A330 Neo order? EDIT: A330 Neo order discussion is still ongoing. and some details regarding ...Jump to post
Storing Hydrogen in a passenger aircraft with a considerable number of electrical systems. What could go wrong with that. It is used a rocket fuel. A lighter than air fuel is much safer than anything else. That's true - there's never been a rocket accident involving hydrogen fuel ignition! /facepal...Jump to post
Where are you getting that idea from? As someone previously mentioned GE was going to be the sole supplier for the original A350. The reason they are not on the new A350 is because they didn’t want to develop a new engine in direct competition with the GE90/GE9X (which is a logical business decisio...Jump to post
The A330NEO's engines are a derivative of the Trent 1000. Will those engines also experience degradation? Will TP face the same engine issues? If not, why not? Do you really think that if you would get the answer in detail by RR you would be able to understand? He is not going to get an answer. I u...Jump to post
boeingbus wrote:The A330NEO's engines are a derivative of the Trent 1000. Will those engines also experience degradation? Will TP face the same engine issues? If not, why not?
"The high-pressure turbine blades in a Trent 1000 passenger jet engine have to withstand temperatures far above the melting point of the nickel alloy from which they’re made. It’s a fiendish technical challenge for the engine’s British manufacturer, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc — comparable to try...Jump to post
MCTSET wrote:I would like to come back to this thread with the recent announcement of the engine fiasco with PW and indigo. Is it possible for indigo to swap out PW engines and stick CFM ones instead?
Wouldn’t any change of manufacturing process need to be certified? These days, wouldn't that be self-certification anyway? The whole non-av industry is mostly „self certified“. This is not the issue! The issue is that the internal change management and process qualification seems to be in a very po...Jump to post
Moreover, which aircraft would replace the A330-200? The A330neo? The A330neo was launched on 14 July 2014 at the Farnborough Airshow, promising 14% better fuel economy per seat. Judging by the rather anemic order statistics, many of the older A330 customers are either still flying the older jet, o...Jump to post
Hasn't the air pollution problem for engines appeared only recently? It may be the new higher core temperatures with the new bleeding edge temperatures, and certain metal alloys/coatings. Of course, the IPT is made of TiAl a quite "new" material having a different thermal barrier layer sy...Jump to post
H2SO3 is a weak acid, but 24x7 exposure to it can cause corrosion in the long run. PW should think about some protections like galvanization is done to prevent rust. pKs=1,92 is still called strong acid. H2SO3 is slightly stronger than H3PO4 which you usally consume with you coke and which etches A...Jump to post